Nature-Inspired Skin Care Products We Can't Get Enough Of
When it comes to sources of beauty, at Skincare.com we think Mother Nature ranks at the top. Naturally—no pun intended—we are obsessed with product formulations that have been inspired by ingredients that can be found in nature. From a BB cream formulated with kombucha to a face mask infused with volcanic rock, we share a roundup of eight nature-inspired skin care products below.
Think the benefits of kombucha tea are reserved for post-yoga sweat sessions and hipsters? Think again. Vichy’s Idéalia BB Cream is formulated with a blend of naturally-derived kombucha and antioxidant vitamin E. The lightweight BB cream helps to smooth the appearance of skin texture, provide illuminating coverage, and helps to shield against daily environmental aggressors.
CILANTRO & ORANGE
Turns out, cilantro isn’t just a garnish on your taco! Kiehl’s Cilantro & Orange Extract Pollutant Defending Masque is formulated with orange extract and cilantro extract. The mask helps to protect the skin from daily environmental aggressors like free radicals and pollution. In addition, this nighttime treatment mask works over time to promote a radiant appearance.
Complexion looking a little lackluster? It’s time to meet your new best friend. Vichy’s Double Glow Peel Mask is formulated with a combination of fruit-derived alpha-hydroxy acids and finely crushed volcanic rock to help exfoliate the skin’s surface and lift built-up dead skin cells helping to reveal softer, more supple-looking skin. In addition to volcanic rock and AHA, the Peel Face Mask is formulated with the brand’s Mineralizing Thermal Water to help strengthen the skin against environmental aggressors.
At Skincare.com we are all about products that are good for our skin and good for the environment—and Kiehl’s Dermatologist Solutions Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate is all that and more. This nature-inspired concentrate truly proved that one (wo)man’s trash is another (wo)man’s treasure! Formulated with sustainably-sourced quinoa husk extract—the outer shell of the quinoa seed that is typically thrown away—this nighttime treatment helps to exfoliate the skin’s surface overnight to reveal a brighter-looking, glowing complexion come morning (with continued use, of course).
This wouldn’t be a roundup of nature-inspired skin care products without the mention of charcoal. From facial masks to cleansers to Garnier’s Clean+ Purifying Oil-Free Cleansing Towelettes, this raved-about ingredient is making waves in the beauty industry— and for good reason. Charcoal helps to deeply clean the skin and purify pores, making it the ultimate ingredient for removing dirt, oil, and other breakout-causing debris. If you have acne-prone or oily complexions, the Purifying Oil-Free Cleansing Towelettes from Garnier were designed with your skin type in mind. Not only can these cleansing towelettes wipe away makeup, they help to cleanse and purify the skin, removing any excess oil that may be lingering on the surface of your complexion. Perfect for on-the-go, travel, or those nights when you’re too tired to run through your full cleansing routine, these makeup remover wipes work like a magnet to rid your complexion of pore clogging debris and leave you with a squeaky clean complexion.
Known to soothe and hydrate the skin, aloe vera gel—derived from the aloe vera succulent plant—is a must-have for dry skin. The Body Shop’s Aloe Soothing Rescue Mask is a gentle cream-based face mask that is formulated with the brand’s Community Trade aloe and can provide the skin with extra hydration, while working to soothe dry, irritated skin.
Vichy’s Liftactiv Serum 10 Supreme is a skin rejuvenating facial serum that can target the signs of aging while working to hydrate and plump the appearance of skin. Formulated with fragmented hyaluronic acid and rhamnose— a natural sugar that is derived from the birch tree— this serum helps to reveal an illuminated, more youthful-looking complexion.
Honey is perhaps one of our favorite nature-inspired skin care ingredients, as it is a natural humectant that can draw moisture into the skin and leave the complexion feeling well-nourished and hydrated. The Body Shop’s Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask formulated with this ingredient can do all that and more. This hydrating facial mask is a treat for anyone with dry skin that is desperate for nourishment. You can use this mask all over, or as a part of your personalized multi-masking recipe to target specific areas that need some extra hydration.